World Atlas collection 1880-1924 Historical Geography lot x 4 books 100's mapsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Geographies, Illustrated World Atlases, Education, scholarly geography].
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Lot of four atlases, each with a different approach. All reference / educational in nature. All in original period cloth bindings, all apparently complete. Great range of cartography and map images, capturing different color printing and book-binding methodologies as well.
Profusion of color maps and pictorial illustrations throughout.
Among the most extensively and colorfully illustrated books of the era, atlases have always been desirable and (often) expensive items.
The Student's Atlas of Ancient & Modern Geography, edited by William Hughes. c.1880's, London by Society for the Promoting Christian Knowledge.
40 double page color lithographed maps with extensive appendix.
Harper's School Geography with Maps and Illustrations Prepared Expressly for This Work by Eminent American Artists.
Published 1894, New York by American Book Company.
28 plates with numerous engravings. Pictorial globes cover.
Historical Atlas, by William R. Shepherd.
Published 1924, New York by Henry Holt and Company.
216 color lithographed map plates with large detailed index.
1923 Atlas of the World and Gazetteer.
Published 1923, New York by Funk and Wagnalls.
170 pages, many color maps including all individual U.S. states.
Set along the shelf measures: 4".
Largest book measures: 12 1/2" H X 10 1/4" W.
Smallest book measures: 9 1/2" H X 6 1/2" W.